Not too long ago we had a little incident. I won’t go into details about it as the purpose of this article isn’t to vent or dwell on a past event. I will just say that it was frustrating and put a damper on the rest of the day.
The following morning, I was talking to God. I thanked Him for a new day and a beautiful morning. I told him that yesterday was frustrating. Then, before I could say another word, I felt that still small voice inside say, “That was yesterday.”
Exactly. That was yesterday. It’s not today. It won’t be tomorrow. It was yesterday and is in the past. Today is brand new and will proceed regardless of the previous day’s events. I can either choose to traverse with it or dwell on the past and let that cloud the present.
I let it go.
Immediately my mood changed. Sure, the aftermath of “The Incident” still needed to be taken care of, but what was done is done. I need to move forward and let the past stay in the past. Would-a, could-a, should-a has no bearing. Hindsight being what it is still doesn’t allow us to travel back in time to head off an accident.
Being human, it’s always easier said than done, but we need to leave what’s past behind us. The negative events especially need to be left behind. We need to learn from our mistakes and press onward.
God does not live in the past. Nor is He overly concerned with the future. Time has no bearing on Him. That is why He calls Himself I Am – Not I Was, not I Will Be, but I Am. He is the Ever Present. We are created in His image and should live like Him, in the present. But what about the past?
That was yesterday.
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2 thoughts on “That Was Yesterday”
Well said my friend.